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Tuesday, April 27, 2010
The members of thrash metal band Architects of the Aftermath don’t just claim to be true Milwaukee thrash: They back it up in person. During one of their first shows, singer Justin Tilley began a furious case of headbanging and demonically rolling his eyes to the back of his head. When the frontman felt a strand of snot start coming from his nose, he had two options: Be civil and wipe it away, or continue...
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Monday, Jan. 11, 2010
When it comes to mining the depths of folk music, the members of Milwaukee’s alt-folk band The Maze would like to think of themselves as explorers trudging through the dense musical jungles with no predetermined route. With a try-anything mentality where electric guitars are often traded for ukuleles, The Maze has quietly (and occasionally loudly) found a following in the city and around the Midwest...
Local Music
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009
In a time when experimentation is often the hip thing to do, Green Bay’s rock ’n’ roll troubadours Beach Patrol stick to the tried-and-true basics. With a variety of past and present influences such as The Beatles, The Replacements, Tom Petty and Elvis Costello, the band sets out in studio or on stage to channel core rock ’n’ roll ideals and mix them with expertise...
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Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009
Bands generally don’t get their first real taste of success until years and years of playing together, performing shows and releasing at least an album or two. But Milwaukee rockers Arkady, who have yet to release so much as an EP or play a show under their current moniker—their first will be at Mad Planet on Nov. 19—are already on their way to getting a big taste of success...

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